Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Solid mechanics

ME-331

Lecturer(s) :

Curtin William

Language:

English

Summary

Model the behavior of elastic, viscoelastic, and inelastic solids both in the infinitesimal and finite-deformation regimes.

Content

This course will articulate the behavior of elastic, viscoelastic, and inelastic solids both in the infinitesimal and finite-deformation regimes. Exact and approximate solutions to initial and boundary-value problems will be employed to analyze the stress and strain state of a finite body under different assumptions. The time/frequency dependence of viscoelastic materials will be presented. Certain constitutive models for strain and stress fields associated with permanent deformations are also analyzed.

Keywords

Large deformations, Elasticity, Viscoelasticity, Plasticity.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Recommended courses

 

 

Important concepts to start the course

Theory of ordinary differential equations

Theory of partial differential equations

Vector/Tensor operations and properties

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra

Expected student activities

Homework

Assessment methods

There will be a midterm exam worth 30% and a written final exam worth 70& of the grade.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

A. Bower, Applied Mechanics of Solids, CRC Press, 2009

Websites

Prerequisite for

Computational Solid and Structural Dynamics (ME-473)

Fracture mechanics (ME-432)

Mechanics of composites (ME 430)

In the programs

Reference week

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8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
Under construction
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German